Capitol Show Starts in Minnesota
CHASKA, MINN.- The Capitol Learning Institute, the first event of its kind since 2008, got underway in Minnesota Sunday, offering 70 classes from more than 50 vendors.
Major topics of discussion at the event included how dealers can best sell 3D and connected TV, the rise of "No New Wires" and sound masking technology and other emerging trends in the industry. Exhibitors included Panasonic, Monster, Toshiba, Sanus/Chief, Fusion, URC, Onkyo and numerous others.
Jeff Kussard, Capitol's director of strategic development, said the Minnesota-based distributor decided to bring the event back to the Twin Cities, after two years of taking the show on the road, due to demand from local dealers to hold a show closer to home. Indeed, the vast majority of attendees the first day were from the Upper Midwest, many of them from suburban or small cities.